The mission of Baylor University’s Coalition of Black Ambassadors is to serve as an advisory council and provide strong, determined, and courageous leadership and advocacy to affect our social and academic environments toward consideration of this community’s collective concerns and issues where it pertains to the educational, socio-cultural, economic, and spiritual well-being of Baylor community. Advising organizations on how to create unity within the black organizations, amongst students of other cultures, and including the Waco community at-large is the ultimate purpose.
The Coalition of Black Ambassadors is a regional Black Student Governing Body, which consists of the Black Student Governments from institutions in the Big XII conference. Those schools include the University of Oklahoma, Kansas State University, Iowa State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Kansas, Baylor University, the University of Texas, Texas Tech University, West Virginia University,and Texas Christian University. This body of student leaders assembles four times each academic year in an effort to continue to promote leadership, professionalism, positive self-efficacy, political empowerment and awareness, and goodwill to the student body and black community on the campus of each member institution. Click here to see pictures from the 2014 Big XII Conference on Black Student Government. Click here to see pictures from the 2013 Big XII Conference on Black Student Government.
To provide strong, determined and courageous leadership and advocacy to affect our social and academic environments toward consideration of this community’s collective concerns and issues where it pertains to the educational, socio-cultural, economic, and spiritual well-being of this community.
The council was created in 1977 when Black students from all the schools in the Big Eight Conference came together in recognition that they were suffering from similar problems at their respective institutions. The next year, the University of Missouri students formally created the Big Eight Council and Conference on Black Student Government. In 1997, the Big Eight Conference was expanded to include four Texas institutions forming the new Big XII Conference. The Big Eight Council on Black Student Government officially changed their name to the Big XII Council on Black Student Government and included the four Texas schools into the structure of the organization. Each year, an institute member of the Big XII Council on Black Student Government hosts the Annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government
Click here for more information about the history of the Big XII Council on Black Student Leadership.
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